Tips to maximize your time, wardrobe, and bank account

Outfit 1: Photographer-Shelby Powell
Top-Asos | Culottes-Zara | Sneakers-Puma via Lady Footlocker
Outfit 2: Photographer-Kofi James
Jacket-Asos | Top-Zara | Jeans-Old Navy | Watch c/o-JORD

The older I get, the more concerned I am with maximizing my life. This includes my experiences, resources, skills, opportunities, money, and time. If you've been following this blog for a while, then you know that I'm keen on maximizing my wardrobe and money. I do this by shopping sales, only purchasing items I can style multiple ways (like the pink sneakers I'm wearing with the outfits above) and shopping in my closet when I'm in a style rut before I buy something I don't truly need. As a result, I have become more creative with my style and have been able to allocate more money towards my savings account, paying off my student loans, and traveling every once in a while.

I try to keep my casual attire functional and cute so I also wanted to use this post to show you some of my favorite causual items like my pink sneakers, cargo culottes, pink bomber jacket, and this beautiful watch. What I love most about these items is that they match with so many things. This watch in particular is the perfect accessory for work or play and the Zebrawood fits right in wth my color scheme. The neutral color of the watch makes it easy to pair with several outfits so look out for more outfit posts with me wearing my favorite watch!

While maximizing our wadrobes and money is very important to us fashionistas, so is maximizing our time. Wearing this watch reminds me of the importance of time so lets take a moment to discuss time and its importance in our lives. I don't know about you, but I feel like the older I get, the busier I become and my time has become more valuable and precious to me. Like many people, working a full time job consumes a big portion of my life. Any time away from that is for God, my loved ones, blogging, relaxing, and engaging in activities that I enjoy. My time has become very limited and at this stage in my life I'm very mindful about how I spend my time and whom I spend my time with. Why? Because I don't have time to waste and time is one of the few things in life that can never be restored. Balancing life and wasting time in the past has taught me a few things about managing time as a young adult:

1. Don't spend your time engaging in activities that will not allow you to grow or accomplish your goals.  Lets be honest, we all know when you're doing something to fill a void, doing something for the sake of joy and fulfilment, or doing something out of necessity. Choose wisely.

2. Don't spend time with people who harbor negative energy. Their misery may rub off on you.

3. Do spend time with positive people who are achieving their goals and want to see you do the same. Successful people surround themselves with successful people.

4. Learn to give a firm "yes" and a firmer "no". As someone who has always been a nice girl, it took me a long time to learn this. However, you will save yourself so much time, energ, and excusesy if you're firm. Don't say yes to something unless you wholeheartedly want to do it, or know you need to do it.

*This post was sponsored by Jord Wood Watches. All opinions are my own.*

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